Nigerian Okra

Okra or Okro, also known in many English-speaking countries as ladies’ fingers, ochro, or gumbo, is a flowering plant in the mallow family that produces edible green pods. It is valued for its edible green seed pods. They are usually gathered while they are green, tender, and at the stage of maturity. The plant is cultivated throughout the tropical, subtropical,  and warm temperate regions around the world for their phytonutrients rich pods. The geographical origin of okra is disputed, with supporters of West African, Ethiopian, and South Asian origins. The plant is cultivated in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate regions around the world. Health BenefitsRead More →

Efo Riro is a traditional dish eaten by the Yoruba tribe in Western Nigeria. It is prepared with assorted meat, large amount of green vegetables , and pepper. Some do add tomatoes  in theirs but I don’t like adding tomatoes in mine because an authentic Efo Riro shouldn’t have tomatoes in it. Use this recipe to Cook Efo Riro for your family and experience a great difference. You can eat it boiled rice, Amala, Pounded yam,, or Eba as you wish. This wonderful soup is enjoyed in all parts of Nigeria because of its healthy and nourishing nutrients. Try it out and thank me later…..Cheers! Ingredients: 4Read More →

Banga Soup  is a popular soup in Nigeria. It’s type of soup made from palm fruit and it’s commonly eaten by the Southerners (Niger Delta, Nigeria)  Especially the Urhobo ethnic group. You can also add okra to the soup if you want. The soup is best served with Starch also known as “Usi”, (a yellow ,thick, and starchy paste made from cassava.), eba, pounded yam, or wheat. Ingredients: 1 kg Palm Fruits or (800g tinned Palm Fruit Concentrate) Cowleg/ beef Catfish (optional) Dry Fish 2 medium onions 2 tablespoons ground crayfish Salt and Chilli Pepper (to taste) 1-2 big stock cubes (Knorr) Please follow andRead More →